The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 559 326 321
Rank change year-on-year
-233 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 62 351 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.79% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 3.13% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 46 336 368
Average salary £47,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £52,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +6.66%
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11106 11214 12170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.57% 25.17% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 9097 9025 10220
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 5 £52,500 -
City of London -81 4 £42,500 -15.00% 1
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (82.46%) .NET
3 92 (80.70%) C#
4 80 (70.18%) Microsoft
5 76 (66.67%) SQL Server
6 70 (61.40%) Degree
7 69 (60.53%) ASP.NET
8 62 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (50.00%) .NET Framework
10 52 (45.61%) SharePoint
11 51 (44.74%) MVC
12 49 (42.98%) MCP
13 45 (39.47%) MS Excel
14 44 (38.60%) MCAD
14 44 (38.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 40 (35.09%) JavaScript
16 36 (31.58%) TDD
17 35 (30.70%) SQL
18 34 (29.82%) MCDBA
19 31 (27.19%) Scrum
19 31 (27.19%) MCTS
20 28 (24.56%) CSS
20 28 (24.56%) Games
20 28 (24.56%) NUnit
20 28 (24.56%) LINQ
20 28 (24.56%) BDD
21 27 (23.68%) Rhino Mocks
21 27 (23.68%) Moq
21 27 (23.68%) Web Application Development
21 27 (23.68%) Kanban

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 52 (45.61%) SharePoint
2 9 (7.89%) SharePoint Server
2 9 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (6.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (5.26%) IIS
5 2 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (39.47%) MS Excel
2 15 (13.16%) MS Office
3 8 (7.02%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (14.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (6.14%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (3.51%) SAP CRM
3 4 (3.51%) Pivotal CRM
3 4 (3.51%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.88%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (8.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.51%) Intranet
2 2 (1.75%) VLAN
3 1 (0.88%) SMTP
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (19.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (13.16%) Relational Database
6 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 12 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (9.65%) Informix
8 11 (9.65%) Ingres
8 11 (9.65%) Data Mining
8 11 (9.65%) DB2
8 11 (9.65%) OLAP
9 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (6.14%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (6.14%) Cognos Powerplay
10 7 (6.14%) BODI
10 7 (6.14%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (6.14%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 28 (24.56%) NUnit
2 27 (23.68%) Rhino Mocks
2 27 (23.68%) Moq
3 9 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (6.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.88%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (24.56%) Games
2 27 (23.68%) Finance
3 17 (14.91%) Law
4 7 (6.14%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (57.89%) Developer
2 49 (42.98%) .NET Developer
3 34 (29.82%) Consultant
4 29 (25.44%) Graduate
5 27 (23.68%) Junior
5 27 (23.68%) Junior Developer
5 27 (23.68%) Junior .NET Developer
6 19 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
7 15 (13.16%) Principal Consultant
8 13 (11.40%) Senior Developer
9 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Consultant
10 11 (9.65%) Applications Manager
11 8 (7.02%) Applications Support
11 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (6.14%) Applications Developer
12 7 (6.14%) SharePoint Developer
13 6 (5.26%) Applications Support Manager
13 6 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
13 6 (5.26%) Support Manager
13 6 (5.26%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (82.46%) .NET
2 69 (60.53%) ASP.NET
3 57 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 44 (38.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (24.56%) LINQ
5 28 (24.56%) CSS
6 27 (23.68%) NHibernate
7 24 (21.05%) jQuery
8 18 (15.79%) CSS3
9 17 (14.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 16 (14.04%) Ajax
11 14 (12.28%) HTML
12 13 (11.40%) WCF
13 11 (9.65%) XSLT
14 9 (7.89%) ADO.NET
15 8 (7.02%) WPF
15 8 (7.02%) WF
15 8 (7.02%) HTML5
16 6 (5.26%) Web Services
16 6 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (14.91%) Management Information System
3 11 (9.65%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (8.77%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.51%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.16%) Windows
2 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.75%) AIX
3 2 (1.75%) Solaris
3 2 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (44.74%) MVC
3 36 (31.58%) TDD
4 31 (27.19%) Scrum
5 28 (24.56%) BDD
6 27 (23.68%) Kanban
6 27 (23.68%) Web Application Development
7 23 (20.18%) Mentoring
7 23 (20.18%) Business Development
8 21 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (17.54%) Project Management
10 19 (16.67%) CRM
10 19 (16.67%) Coaching
11 17 (14.91%) OO
12 16 (14.04%) Information Management
13 12 (10.53%) ITIL
13 12 (10.53%) ETL
14 11 (9.65%) Change Control
15 10 (8.77%) Risk Management
16 9 (7.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 92 (80.70%) C#
2 40 (35.09%) JavaScript
3 35 (30.70%) SQL
4 18 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.39%) VB.NET
5 5 (4.39%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.51%) VBA
6 4 (3.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (61.40%) Degree
3 49 (42.98%) MCP
4 44 (38.60%) MCAD
5 34 (29.82%) MCDBA
6 31 (27.19%) MCTS
7 23 (20.18%) MCITP
8 20 (17.54%) MCPD
9 11 (9.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
11 2 (1.75%) CCA
11 2 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.75%) CCEA
11 2 (1.75%) MCSE
11 2 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.04%) ISO 9001
2 12 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 80 (70.18%) Microsoft
2 24 (21.05%) Hitachi
3 11 (9.65%) Oracle
3 11 (9.65%) Sybase
3 11 (9.65%) SAP
3 11 (9.65%) Siebel
4 7 (6.14%) Cognos
4 7 (6.14%) Business Objects
4 7 (6.14%) Hyperion
4 7 (6.14%) Informatica
4 7 (6.14%) MicroStrategy
4 7 (6.14%) JD Edwards
4 7 (6.14%) Sun
4 7 (6.14%) Ab Initio
4 7 (6.14%) Kalido
4 7 (6.14%) Applix
5 4 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.75%) VMware
6 2 (1.75%) Citrix
7 1 (0.88%) CyberSource
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